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  1. Theories of learning. Jean Piaget. As I provide the support to the the child to achieve new skills I am providing with the scaffolding and so the child ability increase my involvement decreases

    By this he meant that it could be stretched, grown and increased. The main way I develop this theory within my setting is to ensure that all he children are able to form close relationships with other children and adults as well as providing a stimulating environment for them to learn and develop there skills.

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    For visit 2 I am going to attend Bradleys first birthday party.

    I will ask Bradley's Mum if I can carry out a few activities with him and his friends. This visit plan will help me observe of Bradley's physical development. I will arrive to the party around 2.30pm so Bradley is very involved in playing on the trampoline.

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  3. Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders can affect children as well as older adults but mainly affects adolescent females. Some studies even show that 20% of eating disorder patients die as a result of their eating disorder. Eating disorders comes from a difficult interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors. One of the classical disorders of eating is anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by starvation and low weight. People that struggle with this disorder find it extremely difficult to maintain a weight which is compatible with their health. The desire to lose weight is different from the hunger striker, who will stop starving until his or her goals are met.

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  4. Self image & self esteem.

    Our idea of our self develops because of the way people who are close to us behave with us. Family relationships can affect how happy and successful we are and can affect us throughout our lives. A strong bond with parents and a feeling of security and confidence within the family are all positive influences on a child's self esteem. Teenagers who fight and argue with parents can result in depression and a poor self-esteem. Adults with stressful jobs will feel better with a family that supports and helps them.

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  5. Safety Equiptment Execution

    Car Seats Car seats are there to keep the child safe while traveling in a car. Without a car seat, a small child just sitting in a car would be much unprotected if just wearing a seatbelt. Children can be so small that they can simply slide out from inside a seatbelt, but inside a car seat, they are much more secure. Car seats are not just for traveling in cars, but they can also be used to take a baby's for walks or even just to have a nap in, but they are only suitable for children to have naps in if you are out and there is no cot or mosses basket.

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    Youth Employment

    2| Are young people entitled to more rest breaks than adults- give details? The rest breaks provided under the Working Time Regulations for young workers aged 16 and 17 are more generous and rather more frequent than for adult workers. The law provides for an uninterrupted break of at least thirty minutes for young workers who work for four and a half hours or more. 3| Is night work allowable for youth employees?

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  7. Health and social

    (Maslow's hierarchy. Belongingness and love) Body Language Group interaction When I was in the group situation I felt that my body language was poor because I was not used to speaking in a large group. I tried my best to sit straight and have a positive posture so that the children knew I was ready to speak to them. I again used SOLER 'adopt an open posture' (Walsh 2005 page 71)

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  8. Child development visit 2

    Expectations; I expect that Annabelle will be able to make shapes with the cut-out equipment, and name all of them and the colours of the play-dough- Because, as stated in the Brennand and Hall book, someone Annabelle's age should be able to do this. I also expect to see her get more comfortable with playing along side me in parallel play.

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  9. Intellectual development

    As the child's mind develops, he/she becomes more intelligent. How intelligent the child becomes will depend on two main factors. * Genes - these control the amount of natural intelligence he/she has. * Environment - the uses the child makes of his/ her intelligence will be very much influenced by the environment in which he/she grows up. Throughout childhood, the genes and environment continuously interact to produce people whose minds develop in a great variety of ways.

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  10. Stages of development

    6 MONTHS The baby will understand words like, 'mama', 'dada' and 'bye-bye' at this stage. The will understand objects and know what to expect of them. They will test the familiar object to see it anything unexpected happens 9 MONTHS The child can judge a size of an object and look in the direction of a fallen toy. The child can watch a toy being hidden and then look for it. This shows that the child knows that the object exists even though it isn't in sight.

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  11. How effective communication supports all areas of development.

    Also Confidentiality and ethics can make a difference so Remember and understand the procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality issues that apply to your job role. Understand the limits of confidentiality that apply to your job role and that sometimes it is necessary to go against a child or young person's expressed wishes in their best interests and, where this is the case, ensure that the child or young person understands what is happening and why. Respect for the child or person given or shown from the teacher is important.

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  12. Describe the role of three other professionals with whom you may work.

    Activity description: You would need to get the resources ready and then prepare them. Now when the child starts to play you would ask them "how many castles are you going to build" because it will get them thinking about it. Then they could start to build it and if it falls or collapses tell them about adding water to make it hold better. The child would be interested and if you start to ask about surroundings they might not know what to do so you could show them stories and pictures about castles and then could design their own.

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  13. Communication and Intellectual Development

    In the sessions the therapist does all kinds of stuff including: * Sound or word repetition. * Sound or word rhymes. * Tongue twisters. * Arts and crafts activities. * Board games. * Activities with soft toys, action figures and/or dolls. * Puzzles, including cross word puzzles and word searches. * Word or sentence scrambles. * Reading aloud. Educational Psychologist If concerns arise regarding a Childs emotional development then they can be referred to the psychiatrist. The child is then talked to as well as their parents or people responsible for them.

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  14. Influences of child development

    Influences on children's development Influences on children's development Home conditions * The place where a child lives e.g. a flat or a house * If you live in the country or in a city * who looks after the child e.g. a single parent, an extended family * whether the child is loved and wanted * the child's friends * is the child an only child or do they have brothers or sisters? * whether the child is encouraged to learn or is ignored or watches television all day long Culture * the culture that the family belongs to * is the child's culture the same as the country they are living in?

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  15. How to be a positive influence in a child(TM)s life

    It also includes the characteristics that make us different from others. It's what makes our personality. A child's self -concept and self-image is established over the first few years of their life. Children who have high self -image will be very confident and feel good about themselves. Self-image is very important as it affects the way people feel about themselves. When children have low self-image they do not always have the confidence to try new things and are often shy and withdrawn.

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    Normalization in Montessori

    Secondly, the environment had been prepared by the teacher before the children arrived in to the classroom. Thirdly, the teacher is there to direct the children positively in the classroom, and all of these processes prepares the child and contribute to normalization. In the Montessori classroom, another evidence of normalization can be witnessed when the child prepares for an activity through Movement and Freedom. The child chooses a table and chair. The child walks to the classroom shelves. Choose his activity. He chooses the practical life material (The pouring exercise) and carefully carries it back to his seat, placing the tray on his desk.

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  17. visit 3. I am expecting Kira to be able to role out the play dough and be able to cut shapes out of it using cutters.

    Play dough allows children to explore with their senses such as touch and smell. Eva Essa states that, "well-made and airtight-stored play dough is soft and can be easily manipulated by small hands to provide a satisfying manual and sensory experience or to create shapes and sculptures Play dough helps children build the muscles in their hands, grow mentally through imaginative play, lengthen their attention span, and calm themselves down. Make your own play dough together with the children and offer it at the beginning and end of the day or anytime you might need to soothe the children.

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    Child developement

    5 19 Learning 2 6 0 1 9 Other 4 5 5 0 2 16 Total 24 20 12 5 4 5 As you can see the most book theme on the website is animals and the least is learning and that the most type of book is touchy feely and the least was paper. Also by doing this I found out which type of books people like to buy for the age 0-3 years of age. After doing this I have decided my books theme will be animals and my Book type will be a touchy feely material book

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    Use disposable gloves when dealing with cuts and grazes, and cover them if appropriate. Follow food hygiene practices (see separate sheet) If handling animals, don't allow them to lick children's faces, and ensure hands are washed afterwards. Gardens and sandpits should be safeguarded against contamination from animal faeces. HIV and AIDS HIV cannot be transmitted through casual contact in a childcare setting. Sneezing, coughing, hugging, or touching cannot spread the HIV virus. Parents worry about accidents and fights, but fresh blood-to-blood contact among children is extremely unusual. It is important for childcare providers to develop health policies that include use of universal precautions and proper hygiene for all children.

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  20. Analysis of Child Development.

    The child is yet to place objects down voluntarily so instead, they either drop or throw to the floor, although they look in the right direction for falling or fallen toys. 9 month old babies, as they cannot walk, prefer to sit on the floor for long periods of time, making their way around the floor either crawling on hands and knees or shuffling on buttocks, called the 'bear walk', doing this to play with toys. 12 months old: At 12 months old, a child can pick up small objects with near pincer like grasps between thumb and tip of index finger.

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  21. child development study

    she has dark brown eyes and a small, snub nose. invisible. she has a small round face with chubby cheeks and a small rosebud mouth. her eyebrows and eyelashes are so pale that they are almost She hasn't got any distinctive features apart from a dimple at the top of his forehead which is from a complication at birth. She weighed 7lbs 10oz and measured 53 centimetres in length. Personality personality at first Emily was very shy and hid behind her mum for the first 10 minutes.

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  22. Effects of pollution on my client

    Sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and chemical vapours are all toxic gases and affect our standard of air. Health effects of Air pollution Air pollution can affect our health in both the long term and the short-term. Some people are more sensitive to pollutants than others for example young people and older adults often suffer more. Short-term Health effects * Irritation to the eyes, nose and throat * Upper respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia * Headaches * Nausea * Allergic reactions It can also aggravate conditions such as asthma and emphysema. Long term Health effects * Chronic respiration disease * Lung cancer * Heart disease * Damage to the brain, nerves, liver and kidneys Water pollution Fresh, clean drinking water is a necessity for all people.

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  23. Importance of Play

    Solitary play Parallel play Looking - on play Cooperative play Solitary play - This is playing alone, unaccompanied. From the ages of BIRTH - TWO years old is often the only type of play observed. However, older children will continue to have times when they will enjoy playing alone. Parallel play - By the time children reach the age of TWO years old, they will begin to enjoy parallel play. This is where they play alongside and next to other children but not play with them. Looking - on play - Looking - on play occurs from about THREE years old.

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  24. School Uniform

    pupils are less likely to get lost whilst on school trips if they are wearing school uniform because they all look the same non of them look like a member of the public this brings back the matter of individuality. Also when pupils are in exams they would much rather feel conformable then look smart and get low marks. As a result of this my condition it that non-school uniform is better even though that uniform looks smart non-uniform is sensible due to individuality and you will not need to spend loads of money on uniform every year.

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